When it comes to an ERP selection project, manufacturers gain value when the entire selection team takes time to unlock thinking and explore possibilities.
Most ERP selection projects are complex, multi-phased affairs that demand effective internal leadership, strong collaboration and timely information.
Far from being IT-driven projects, we’ve made the case in previous posts that the ERP selection team must be made up of an executive champion, along with representation from the entire organization impacted by the ERP system.
The team must work together to uncover waste and share perspectives on what’s possible in terms of proven best practices.
Through shared understanding of the problem areas, the entire organization gains an appreciation of potential process improvements.
What’s on Your ERP “To Do” List?
What tasks are considered essential to the ERP selection team?
We suggest taking the time to assess what’s new from today’s top ERP vendors.
Today’s ERP systems offer sophisticated configuration tools, robust reporting and business intelligence, workflow engines, development tools and other advanced features – some targeted to specific industries. Many vendors are also introducing more intuitive user interfaces for an improved look and feel. If these capabilities are not understood, ERP selection will fall well short of its potential.
Your First “To Do”
Independent ERP consultants from Ultra help manufacturers simplify the ERP selection process through a series of convenient webinars showcasing leading ERP vendors.
Ultra Consultants is pioneering this method, which streamlines the ERP Selection Long List Process. Past attendees prefer this method because unlike on-site events that demand travel and time away from the business, it is more cost effective to compare top vendors via convenient Webcasts.
As an extra benefit, demonstrations are structured specifically to one industry. Attendees have access to a complete library the top vendor demonstrations.
The next ERP Demo Series of webinars is set for Sept. 16 – 20, 2013, geared to make-to-stock manufacturers. Register at no cost for the convenient ERP Vendor Webinar series.
Consider this as the first item in your ERP To Do List as you begin your selection.